Brittany Jean

Singer & Songwriter

Thank you!

I just wanted to say thank you!

Thank you for downloading "Smoke and Mirrors"!
(It's available on iTunes now! Finally made it to the party!)

Thank you for watching the lyric video and sharing it!
(Evan did a beautiful job, didn't he?!)

Thank you for your kind, lovely comments about the song.

There's always a little bit of anxiety that comes along with releasing a
new song... into the wild... to fend for itself...

So kind, lovely comments are very encouraging--thank you!


While I'm here, I might as well introduce the next song on
Wander With Me, don't you think? :)

Here is another song title for you...

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"Really Truly Only" was initially inspired by a comment I've heard many times through the years (all in good fun, of course): "You know... I've come to the conclusion... that I only like us."

This song is for the introverts.

Can't wait for you to hear it. :)

-Brittany

The Tiniest of Sneak Peeks

Hello my friends!

Before "Wander With Me" comes out (release date coming soon!), I'd like to introduce the songs to you... Because I'm excited and it's really hard to wait.
So without further ado, here are a couple of songs that will be on the album...

 

- Then You Don't Know Me -

"If you think I'll run
Think I'm out the door
If you think I'm gone
Thinkin' I want more than you can give..."

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- Wilderness For Heart -

"From the day he was born his soul was made untamed
A lionheart was given him and a ticket for the train..."

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More song titles to come!

Album Update

So what is going on right now?
I'm currently working on putting the songs in order--fitting the pieces together and puzzling out what goes where... The song order determines quite a few of the next steps, so this is my current focus.

I may or may not feel a little bit like the Grinch in the post office when he's sorting the letters in all the wrong boxes... Except I'm trying to avoid that. Which takes time. :)

But we gotta get it right, so the time is well worth it.

More soon...
Hope you are having a good day.

-Brittany

Looking Back...

Well, the past couple of weeks have been quite the adventure, and now that I'm home again, I've been enjoying looking back on it all. Here are some of the highlights. :)

First stop: Oriental, North Carolina

Oriental is one of the sweetest towns I've ever seen. It's beautiful. The people though... they were far more beautiful. On the first day of the festival, my parents and I stopped by an information booth. My dad mentioned liking the programs, and one of the ladies we were talking to seemed very pleased by that--come to find out she was the one who put them together. My dad smiled as he opened up a program and said something like, "Well, the main reason I like this program is because you put my daughter right here on the third page." The eyes of both ladies went wide, and they both exclaimed, "Brittany Jean--! Brittany Jean is your daughter?? Oh! Is she here??" Mind you... I was standing... right there. As soon as they realized I was the person they were asking about, I got pulled into about six different conversations. 

Oriental, NC

Why do I share this? Not because I felt like a celebrity, but because every single person I met was absolutely wonderful. I felt adopted into an entire town, and... it was lovely. They were lovely. I hope to have many excuses to return there. And the festival itself? Oh... it was so much fun. The Ol' Front Porch Music Festival takes place on beautiful front porches throughout town, and I loved every single second of it.

Ol' Front Porch Festival


Next stop: Nashville, Tennessee

Two weeks ago, I had the final recording sessions for Wander With Me, and recording days are still my favorite days...

In Studio

These guys pictured below (John Nicholson, David Smith, and Joel Key) helped me put the finishing touches on the album, and I can't wait for you to hear... all of it. I tried some new things for this project, and I'm excited to know what you think...
I hope you love it as much as I do.

In Studio 2


Next stop: Franklin, Tennessee

I'm so used to playing at county fairs, wineries, farmers markets, and festivals, that whenever I get a chance to play in a venue where everyone is sitting down, listening, and not milling about... it's almost kind of strange. In the very best possible way. I've only done a couple in-home shows at this point, but I love them. I'm thankful Terry and Wanda were open to this different kind of show. 

If you're ever in Franklin, check out their schedule--they have a fantastic, ongoing series of one-of-a-kind, songwriter shows.

Franklin, TN

One of the very best parts of the trip was that all of my brothers and sisters (and my littlest nephews and niece) came to meet my parents and me in Nashville--we all stayed in a little cabin in the woods. Some of them joined me in the studio and came to cheer me on when I sang downtown, and then the rest were at the concert in Franklin... They all dropped everything to be there, and that was incredible.

And these were just some the highlights.

If you made it this far... Thanks for reading. :)

-Brittany

The name of Album 3 is...


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And there we have it.

Album 3 now... officially... has a name.

"Wander With Me" is the name of one of the songs on the album, and it was written for you. Yep! For you! You who are reading this right now!

One of my favorite things in all of my musical travels... is seeing an old friend walk into the farmers market because she could hear me singing as she drove by, being surprised by Michael and Sue when they show up to so many of my gigs, seeing all the kids at the Bakery in Pateros running around and dancing while I sing (or sitting on the edge of the platform much to their parents' chagrin), meeting fellow Gordon Lightfoot and John Denver fans, getting to travel further from home to sing for people who have been supporting me since day one, receiving notes that lift my heart from someone I've never met on the other side of the globe...

I said "one of my favorite things", but then I started listing them and... there are so many more things that I love... I could easily keep going.

You.

You are my favorite thing about what I do.

You make me feel like I have a place.

And I can't thank you enough for that. 

As I wrote this song for you, my fellow wanderers, I felt like this would be the perfect name for the album. For the entire album is for you. 

And I can hardly wait for it to be yours.


-Brittany

In case you need it...

Today in the studio, I’m recording these words…
But I wanted to share them with you in case they're words you need right now too.


Dear heart, I know your soul is weary
Dear heart, I know you feel alone
I know you feel you don’t belong
Like you don’t have a home…

Dear heart, you have a home with me
I love you more than everything you see
I know these shadows drag you down
But I’m with you here and now
So don’t lose heart
You are stronger than you know
Don’t lose heart
You are dearer to me than you’ll ever know


-Brittany